Actor Matsumoto Yonesaburô as Fuwa Shozaemon's Daughter (?)

松本米三郎の不破初左衛門の娘ヵ

Japanese
Edo period
1796 (Kansei 8), 4th month (?)
Artist Utagawa Kunimasa (Japanese, 1773–1810), Publisher Uemura Yohei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Printed Treasures (2008), #92; Ukiyo-e shûka 9 (1981), list #1.010; Ukiyo-e taisei 10 (1930), #217

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.9 x 25.4 cm (15 5/16 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

11.14980

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.14980, 21.7007, 34.363

Play: Edo no Hana Akô no Shiogama
Theater: Kiri
江戸花赤穂塩釜(えどのはなあこうのしおがま)
 桐

Signed

Kunimasa ga
国政画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection